Crouch Disturbed by Reports of Sex Offenders Regaining Right to Vote
Assemblyman Cliff Crouch (R-Bainbridge) voiced his concerns today with recent reports showing that at least 77 violent sexual predators will be granted the right to vote under the governor’s new policy of restoring voting rights to parolees. These 77 individuals, who have been deemed too dangerous to return to society, were all transferred to civil confinement in state psychiatric hospitals at the end of their prison sentences. Earlier this year the governor announced he would be implementing a new initiative to grant 35,000 parolees in New York state the right to vote.
“I am absolutely appalled by the reports that violent sexual predators deemed too dangerous to be returned to society are going to be granted voting rights,” said Crouch. “This is an abuse of power by the governor and outright unacceptable. These individuals have committed some of the most disgusting and violent acts against society, and have been hospitalized because they have been deemed broken and unfixable, and we are going to restore their voting rights? I am at a loss for words. The governor is putting votes for his re-election before victims; this is a new low even for Cuomo.”